HomeFun Suggests Classic Christmas Movies from One Generation to the Next

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HomeFun.co features tips on keeping children entertained during the holidays. While some of the ideas offered at the site are brand new, others involve the rediscovery of time-honored entertainment classics.

HomeFun.co presents ideas that parents can use to make the holidays more exciting for young children. Among the things that are always new for children of each generation are the Christmas movies of yesteryear.

Dozens of Christmas-themed movies have become seasonal staples over the decades, yet only a handful are universally liked by the public at large. Some critics have even suggested that the whole entire genre has been in decline since the golden age of Hollywood.

Everyone agrees that It's a Wonderful Life is a timeless tale of inspiration. George Bailey gives to his townsfolk, and when he reaches the depths of despair, his community gives back in return. The 1946 classic summarizes the very essence of Christmas – the time of giving.

Other popular holiday features include the animated favorites from the 1960s. Family home activities around Christmastime will typically include viewings of A Charlie Brown Christmas, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. The first of those is equally famed for its soothing soundtrack of piano jazz by Vince Guaraldi, which is even received warmly by children of the hip hop generation.

Disagreements have swirled around the decline of the Christmas movie genre, with some alleging that it started during the 1980s and accelerated during the 90s. Unfortunately, homes with dish network bundles are virtually littered with sub-par 90s fare throughout the month of December. The 80s, however, are responsible for one of the all-time holiday classics: A Christmas Story.

HomeFun.co believes that all families should enjoy some good holiday movies around Christmastime. Family practices may differ between each household, yet there are some classics that transcend boundaries through universal messages of inspiration.

HomeFun.co has helped to spread the holiday cheer by recommending games, movies and activities for families to enjoy together.

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